Numerology: How To Do It & What Your Numbers Mean

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Numerology: How To Do It & What Your Numbers Mean

by Courtney Somer

Numerology, like Astrology, can be somewhat addictive. I had always been interested in my ‘numbers,’ but never truly understood their meaning or knew how to figure them out. Then, during my Kundalini yoga training, we took a deep dive into the multifaceted world of numerology including studying karma (which informs your personality) and even what colors are best to wear.  Interested? The following is a basic guide on how to do your numbers and what they mean. If you’d like to go more in depth, check out the links below. 

First you’ll work out your numbers based on your birthday, month and year (Step 1). These numbers will correspond to different meanings of various aspects of yourself.

Next, you’ll read about what your numbers mean in relation to the 10 subtle bodies []. We all tend to identify with our physical bodies (Step 2). Numerology states that we actually have bodies beyond the physical: three mental bodies and six energy bodies. The first 5 subtle bodies are mostly related to the physical body and 6 through 10 are more etheric. Your numbers will reveal areas you’re naturally strong or weak in, and what to do about your strengths and weaknesses.


Keep in mind that any number above 10, you add together, and continue adding the total until you get a number below 10. So if your birthday is 6/25, it works like this:  6 + 25 = 31. 3 + 1 = 4, so your soul number is 4. Then take this number and look it up below in Step 2: What Your Numbers Mean.

The Soul

This is the day you were born and corresponds to the inner workings of a person. It impacts how you make decisions and is the force behind your personality.

The Mastery/Karma  

This is the month you were born and corresponds to your homework assignment in this lifetime, what you carry within you, including challenges and opportunities. It also works with your relationships, so if you need work in this area, look to this number.

The Gift  

This is the last 2 digits of the year you were born and corresponds to the gifts and talents you hold in this lifetime, what you are naturally good at.

The Knowledge

Take the last 4 digits of the year you were born and add them until you reach a number below 10. This corresponds to your destiny, what you bring into this lifetime. It also includes what you most likely mastered in a previous life. This includes your wisdom and expertise and all that affects your inner language.

The Path

Add your day + month + year to find out this number which is about your fulfillment in life and where you find the greatest joy. It is important to consider this in regards to your career and your goals in life so that they are in sync.


Take your numbers and read on for details in relation to the ten subtle bodies.

 Number 1: SOUL

Colors: Gold, Yellow

Stone: Topaz, Yellow Diamond, Amber

  • Key Phrase: “Heart over Head.”
  • You come from a place of humility and learn to relax in to the flow and use it to create beauty.
  • Area to improve: If come from the head instead of heart; you may feel stuck and not able to access your purpose and creative flow.
  • Key to Balancing: Raise the Kundalini and open the Heart


Colors: Green, White, Preferable to Black, Dark Red, and Purple.  

Stone: Pearls, Moonstone, Jade

  • Identifies possible dangers or shortcomings in a situation. The negative mins is the strongest part that protects you.
  • Key Phrase: “Longing to Belong.”
  • There is a longing to connect very deeply with your own self.
  • Area to improve: Can be in self-destructive relationships and possibly over-influenced by others.
  • Key to Balancing: Value your discipline. Develop conscious relationships of integrity. Strengthen the Positive Mind if the Negative Mind is overdeveloped.


Colors: Mauve, Violet, Purple, Blue

Stone: Amethyst

  • Inspires you by showing the best possible results in any situation. Whatever state you are in is projected.
  • Key Phrase: “Devil or Divine.”
  • There is a strong will and you can use power easily and humbly. You are naturally playful and optimistic with a good sense of humor. 
  • You can communicate directly and have an enthusiasm in life.
  • Area to improve: Can be overwhelmed by input of the Negative Mind, which can be depressing and paralyzing. Can be hesitant to use your own power because of being afraid of the responsibility.
  • Key to Balancing: Strengthen the Navel Point (Third Chakra). Use positive affirmations. Strengthen the Negative Mind if the Positive Mind is overdeveloped.



Colors: Half-shades, half-tones, electric blues, sapphire

Stone: Sapphire

  • You take the information from both the Negative and Positive Minds and decide on the best course of action using unbiased, intuitive knowledge.
  • Key Phrase: “Cup of Prayer.”
  • You have a very intuitive vantage point and allow access to the soul.
  • Area to improve: It can be difficult to make decisions. You may have the habit of feeling victimized and a hard time seeing beyond the polarities of life.
  • Key to Balancing: Meditate.


Colors: Light Grey, White, Shiny

Stone: Diamond, Silver

  • This pertains to the physical body and the connection to it. Interested in sacrifice, balance, teaching and how to serve others.
  • Key Phrase: “Teacher, Balance.”
  • You may be intellectual while enjoying the variety of life including change.
  • Area to improve: Can deal with anger, jealousy or competitiveness. The inner and outer realities can be out of balance. You may have trouble expressing yourself verbally or afraid to be in the position of teacher.
  • Key to Balancing: Exercise regularly and step into role of the teacher.

Number 6: ARCLINE

Colors: Blue, Rose, Pink

Stone: Turquoise

  • The arcline extends from ear to ear, across the hairline and brow. It’s your halo and the nucleus of the aura. It is associated with the pituitary gland which regulates the nervous system and glandular balance.
  • Themes include justice, protection, projection and grace.
  • Key Phrase “Person at Prayer.”
  • Balance between physical and cosmic realms.
  • To master this you work on the ability to focus, to be concentrated and to meditate. Use the intuition of the Sixth Body to protect yourself from life’s stresses and avoid shutting down your heart. You are able to manifest all prayers.
  • Area to improve: You can be overprotective and easily influenced. Glandular imbalances leading to inconsistency in moods and behavior.
  • Key to Balancing: Awaken the pituitary gland or sixth chakra

Number 7: AURA

Colors:  Green, Pale, White, Yellow, better to avoid wearing black

Stone: Moonstone, Pearl

  • The aura is the electromagnetic field that surrounds your body. It acts as a container for your life force, bringing confidence and security.
  • The aura can be improved and cleaned by water, taking a shower or drinking a lot of water.
  • Key Phrase: “Platform of Elevation.”
  • You can attract positivity and repel negativity, like a shield. There is a sense of security and you have an uplifting presence. You may enjoy travel.
  • Area to improve: You may be paranoid or have a lack self-trust.
  • Key to Balancing: Meditate. Wear white clothing made of natural fibers. Work on the Eighth Chakra


Colors: Purple

Stone:  Amethyst, Black Diamond, Onyx

  • Through the breath, the Pranic Body continuously brings the life force into your system. It expands your consciousness and gives you energy.
  • Key Phrase: “Finite to Infinite.”
  • When in balance, you are fearless and feel fully alive, nothing can bother you. You are self-motivated with enough energy to achieve your goals.
  • Area to improve: You may have low-level anxiety and chronic fatigue and look to food (sugar, caffeine) or stimulants for energy. You may also be defensive.
  • Key to Balancing: All pranayama.

 Number 9: SUBTLE BODY

Colors: Red, Rose, Pink

Stone: Ruby, Garnet, Bloodstone

  • The Subtle Body is the ability to read between the lines and read the subtle cues of life in people and situations.
  • Key Phrase: “Mastery or Mystery.”
  • When in balance, you have great finesse and a powerful calmness, you learn quickly and master situations easily. You may also be able to walk into a room and intuitively know what’s going on.
  • Are to improve: Can be naïve or easily fooled and unintentionally crude or rough in speech or behavior. May also be restless and reactive.
  • Key to Balancing: Do any meditation or kriya for 1,000 days.


Colors: Gold, Yellow

Stone: Topaz, Yellow Diamond, Amber

  • The Radiant Body has the power of amplifying whatever it touches.
  • Key Phrase: “Radiance.”
  • When in balance, you are committed to your personal drama. You may carry a sense of royalty and can light up a room.
  • Area to improve: You may promise somethings but don’t follow through.
  • Key to Balancing: Be aware of your words and what you commit to.

All of the above comes from my lecture notes from my Kundalini teacher training. Get a quick reading and more information here and here